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6/21/2000

Ambrose R. Johnson Jr.


Ambrose R. Johnson Jr., 74, of Delaware died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.

A native of Delaware, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose R. (Louella Parsons) Johnson Sr., retired commercial fisherman and bus driver for the Dardanelle Public Schools, and was preceded in death by one brother, Tony Johnson; and three sisters, Joline Jackson, Edith Keith, and Melba Goocher.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Louise Weaver Johnson; one daughter and son-in-law, Donna and John Shelton of Scranton; one brother, Rev. Jim Johnson of Gary, Ind.; three sisters, Lila Barnett of Delaware, Eva Stone of Gary, Ind., and Mary Hux of Dallas, Texas; four grandsons, Larry Shelton of Charleston, Richard Shelton of New Blaine, and Robert Shelton and Michael Shelton of Scranton; and four great-grandchildren, Bryce Willems, William Shelton and Olivia Shelton of Charleston and Allison Shelton of Scranton.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, June 16, at the Delaware First Baptist Church with Rev. Wiley Jones officiating.

Burial was at Graves Cemetery under the direction of Cornwell Funeral Service of Dardanelle.

Mrs. Margaret Ruth Fry


Mrs. Margaret Ruth White Fry, 62, of Clarksville died Monday, June 12, 2000, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

A daughter of the late John Thomas (J. T.) and Ruth Blackburn White, she was a 1956 graduate of Clarksville High School, 1960 graduate of the University of Arkansas, and held a master of education degree from the University of New Mexico. She was a retired teacher of the Sandia Base Elementary School in Albuquerque, N. M.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, choir member, and pianist for the Men’s Bible Class, member and officer of the First United Methodist Women, past president of P.E.O., Beta Sigma Phi, and Kappa Kappa Iota, lifetime member of the Johnson County Historial Society and the Johnson Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors include her husband, Ray Fry; and one daughter, Barbara Ruth Fry of Clarksville.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, June 19, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Lowell Eaton, Rev. Aaron Barling and Rev. Frank Clemmons officiating.

Burial was in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers were Ronnie Ashlock, Robert Ed Farris, Bill Landrum, Harold Lewis, Dr. Richard McDougal, Dr. Powell Smith, and Lee White.

Honorary pallbearers were the Men’s Bible Class, Luther (Creepy) Hodge, United Methodist Women, and P.E.O. Chapter Q.

Mrs. Ruth Burnham


Mrs. Ruth L. Burnham, 63, of Fort Smith, daughter of C. C. Morgan of Clarksville, died Saturday, June 17, 2000.

She was a member of Harvest Time Tabernacle where she was a home fellowship leader.

Other survivors include her husband, Larry Burnham; one daughter, Susan Dishner of Russellville; two sons, Steve Burnham of Bryant and Patrick Burnham of Little Rock; two sisters, Carolyn Leisman of Maumelle and Rachel Johnson of Clarksville; one brother, C. D. Morgan of Clarksville; and three grandchildren, Rachel Dishner, Devin Dishner and Corbin Dishner of Russellville.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at Harvest Time Tabernacle with burial in Elizabeth Hall Cemetery at New Blaine. Arrangements were under the direction of Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith.

Active pallbearers were nephews, James Lane, Mike Johnson, Doug Morgan, David Morgan, Grant Johnson, and Eric Leisman.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Sam Lowe Sunday School Class.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P. O. Box 6062, Fort Smith, AR 72906-6062.

Tony Spahn


Tony Spahn, 85, of Hartman died Friday, June 16, 2000, at Johnson Regional Medical Center.

A native of Lincoln, Neb., he was a son of the late Hubert and Nellie Marie Bell, a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and a retired coal miner and floor finisher.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Margaret Spahn; one daughter, Marilyn Biggs of Springdale; two sons, Michael Spahn of Clarksville and Tony Spahn of Greenwood; two stepdaughters, Cynthia Brasfield of Dardanelle and Jo Ann Andrews of Lucedale, Miss.; one brother, Hubert Spahn Jr. of Fort Smith; nine grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

Rosary was at 7 p.m. Monday, June 19, at Hardwicke Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, at Hardwicke Funeral Chapel with Rev. William Wewers officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Richard (Dickie) Spahn, Jerry Spahn, Jimmy Sisk, Alan Walker, Ronnie Stepp, and Caleb Chrisman.

Honorary pallbearers were Adam Chrisman, Donald Grigsby, Woody Rogers, Charles Evans, and Jimmy Evans.

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